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Field Day at Herdade da Azambuja: Demonstration of manual olive hedge pruning

Under the protocol between the Universidade de Évora and Olivais do Sul, in 2015 a trial of long-term pruning was initiated in a plot of hedgerow olive grove. The trial includes: 1) exclusively manual pruning and 2) mechanical pruning combined with manual pruning.

On March 8, the two entities invite all interested parties to participate in a Demonstration of Manual Pruning of Olive Trees in hedges. This field day is intended to show the test, proceeding to the demonstration of pruning with chainsaw in trees subjected to the same pruning solution since 2015.

The event will take place at Herdade da Azambuja, in Monte do Trigo, Portel (Coordinates: 38º 24' 50''N; 7º 43' 50''W).

Registration is free, but mandatory by email or by phone 266 769 823.

The project team is composed by António Bento Dias, Ivo Dias and Anacleto Pinheiro, from MED - Universidade de Évora and Alberto Gonzalez, Tiago Garcia and Manuel Neves from Olivais do Sul Lda.


  • 10: 00 h – Concentration - Farm of Torre da Azambuja

  • 10:15 h – Move to the field

  • 10:30 h – Trial presentation

  • 10:45 h – Manual pruning demonstration

  • 12:30 h – Closing of the field day

Source: Agrotec, 2 March 2023


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